Updates on COVID-19 Vaccines
January 6, 2022
UPDATED 4/21/23: Make sure that you are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines! Here are the latest guidelines from the CDC:
- Adults and children are 6 years and older are up to date with COVID-19 vaccines if they got a bivalent (updated) COVID-19 vaccine.
- Children 6 months through 5 years of age who received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are up to date if:
- They are 6 months to 4 years of age and got at least 3 COVID-19 vaccine doses, including at least one bivalent (updated) COVID-19 vaccine dose.
- They are 5 years of age and got at least 1 bivalent (updated) COVID-19 vaccine dose.
- Children 6 months through 5 years of age who got the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are up to date if they got at least two Moderna COVID-19 vaccine doses, including at least one bivalent (updated) COVID-19 vaccine dose.
- You may be eligible for additional COVID-19 vaccine doses if:
- You are 65 years of age and older and got your first bivalent (updated) COVID-19 vaccine booster 4 or more months ago.
- You are moderately or severely immunocompromised and received a bivalent (updated) COVID-19 booster 2 or more months ago.
- If you are unable or choose not to get a recommended bivalent mRNA vaccine, you will be up to date if you got the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine doses approved for your age group.
If you have any questions, please reach out to your provider.
10/21/22: The bivalent COVID-19 booster for ages 5-11 is now available at Packard! We are happy to announce that we are able to administer this new booster starting Monday, 10/24. Schedule your child's appointment now!
10/13/22: We are excited to share that the FDA and CDC recently authorized the bivalent COVID-19 booster for ages 5-11! The Moderna bivalent is for 6 years and older, and the Pfizer bivalent is for 5 years and older.
This is the same bivalent booster that was already approved for ages 12 and up and targets both delta and omicron variants. This updated vaccine will be an important tool for our kids and our entire community to stay healthy through the fall and winter!
As soon as we receive shipment of the vaccines and final guidance for administration we will begin offering bivalent COVID-19 boosters to patients ages 5-11! Check this page for updates and instructions to schedule your child’s booster.
9/20/22: We now have both the Moderna and Pfizer bivalent COVID-19 boosters available! The Pfizer bivalent booster is approved for 12+, and Moderna for 18+. Not sure if you need a booster? Check out the recommendation from the CDC or speak with your provider. Vaccine appointments are available at our Main clinic location on Carpenter Rd. on Tuesdays, and at our West clinic location on Pauline Blvd. on Fridays. Schedule your appointment now!
9/2/22: The FDA recently authorized a new bivalent COVID-19 booster including combined (delta/omicron–bivalent) Moderna and Pfizer vaccines. This is great news and will be an important tool for our community to stay healthy this coming fall and winter.
At this time however, the individual Moderna and Pfizer vaccines we had are no longer authorized as boosters. Therefore, until we receive the new vaccine, we won’t be allowing patients to self-schedule. In addition, if you had a scheduled COVID-19 vaccination time, we will be calling to cancel and reschedule you. We are sorry for this inconvenience. You may call to schedule your primary series and/or vaccinations for children under 12 years of age. Call (734) 971-1073.
6/27/22: COVID-19 vaccines for ages 6 months - 4 years are now available! At this time we are happy to offer the Pfizer vaccine to this age group. You can schedule a vaccine through our online portal, or you can call our call center at (734) 971-1073 to make an appointment. We will be scheduling clinics for this age group in the future - check our website and social media for those dates! If you are interested in the Moderna vaccine instead, please contact the Washtenaw County Health Department.
5/20/22: Boosters for ages 5-11 available soon! We are happy to hear that the ACIP and CDC have now approved Pfizer boosters for 5–11-year-olds. We are awaiting final guidance from the MDHHS and expect to be able to provide them starting sometime next week. Please check this page for updates!
3/2/22: All of our locations have openings to receive 1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster vaccines. Click the text above and select the location you wish to visit. The GREEN DOTS on the calendar represent OPEN APPOINTMENTS.
1/19/22: COVID-19 Testing is no longer available at Packard Health. See COVID-19 updates
1/19/22: COVID-19 Free Home Tests are now available. Please use this link and order yours today: https://special.usps.com/testkits
1/6/22: To schedule a COVID-19 Vaccine See COVID-19 updates
Please note the following changes to recommendations and approval for COVID-19 vaccine boosters.
- Pfizer boosters for ages 12-17 have now been approved for use 5 months after the primary series. J&J vaccine (2 months) and the Moderna vaccine (6 months), has not changed.
- Second dose for immunocompromised kids - moderately or severely immunocompromised 5–11-year-olds receive an additional primary dose of vaccine 28 days after their second shot. At this time, only the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is authorized and recommended for children aged 5-11.
- Criteria for immunocompromised (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/immuno.html)
12/10/21: The Pfizer COVID-19 booster has been approved for 16 and 17 yr olds who have at least 6 months since the second shot of Pfizer. Moderna and J&J are still approved for over 18 only, so Pfizer booster only for 16 & 17 year olds. https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s1208-16-17-booster.html
11/11/21: Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for children ages 5 to 11. Packard has limited appointment availability for vaccines and are focusing on vaccinating our Packard patients at this time. There are many options in the community for 5-11 year olds to get vaccinated that can be found here (https://www.vaccines.gov/) or here (https://www.washtenaw.org/3269/COVID-19-Vaccination).